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Simulation Shows Eco Flaps Reduce Drag on Tanker Rigs

An analysis of four tanker configurations showed drag reduction of more than 2%. But Senior Contributing Editor Tom Berg suggests another way to cut drag – eliminating tanker fenders, which act like sails and pull backwards on the trailer.

Groendyke Transport Acquires McKenzie Tank Lines

Groendyke Transport is buying the tank truck assets of McKenzie Tank Lines, a deal Groendyke says is the largest acquisition in its history and significantly expands its presence in the Southeast.

Bulk Intermodal a Hit for Schneider

The intermodal container business has allowed many companies to shift longer-haul freight to rails in the face of tight capacity and a driver shortage. But in recent years, Schneider and a handful of other companies have turned that same concept to the liquid bulk business.

Making Tank Trailers Safer

Statistically, cargo tanks, both liquid and dry bulk, are statistically among the safest vehicles on the road today. But the tank sector does face certain challenges that are inherent with the job.